#LGBT: ‘Fix Society’: Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Posted Plea Before Suicide


When Society starts to understand there is no choice in being #LGBT Maybe lives will be saved

When Society starts to understand there is no choice in being #LGBT Maybe lives will be saved

By @ShaunyGibson Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fix-society-transgender-teen-leelah-alcorn-posted-plea-suicide-n277666 and other sourced images and my views –  #RealLiveTransAdult

lgbt2bwiki2bworld2I have spoken to people, mainly real confused American people who actually think being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, [LGBT] is choice, like Leelah Alcorn, kids, confused kids and Adults being driven to suicide because of  the ‘American Religious Way’ In the 1st World, the developed world in my society it just is not an issue, I live in Scotland, statistics are always England and Wales, Scotland has different laws, rules and ways, it’s a problem, but we help, I have friends who are Gay, Transgender and bisexual, I have known many since School, it’s the way they were made, God made them born to be normal, society calls them ‘Different’, we live and let live. Westboro Baptist Church said “Scotland deserved tragedy because we allow fags” I am acutely aware ‘Fags’ is a bad word in America, here in the UK this word means ‘Cigarette’ not gay. So sorry I had to use this word. To all the angry, unhappy, gossiping, nasty religious people, kind of like Westboro Baptist in a way, how do you feel knowing your beliefs kill people? STOP IT, GIVE IT A REST, DO YOUR OWN CHURCH THING AND LET PEOPLE LIVE, below I leave scripture as a reminder of how RIDICULOUS this all is, Religion kills our World, it kills people, it is Dangerous, I am sorry. These are my thoughts only, not AceNews, Shaun’s views.

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Transgender teen’s suicide note a plea for change
Via WLWT on You Tube

John 8:7New 

 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

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1. Genesis 19:5: “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

2. Leviticus 18:22: ” Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

3. Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

4. Deuteronomy 23:17: ” There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”

5. Judges 19:22: “Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.”

6. 1 Kings 14:24: “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”

7. 1 Kings 15:12: “And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

8. 1 Kings 22:46: “And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

9. 2 Kings 23:7: “And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

10. Romans 1:26-27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

11. 1 Corinthian 6:9: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

12. 1 Timothy 1:9:10: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

The suicide of a transgender teen from Ohio — who wrote an anguished note pleading, “Fix society” before walking into the path of a truck — has struck a chord across the country. Others who have transitioned from one gender to another took to Twitter to post their stories under the hashtag #RealLiveTransAdult. An advocacy group called for a national effort to ban “conversion therapy.” And an online petition calling for the teen’s family to use her chosen name on her tombstone has gathered 35,000 signatures.

What got me through hard times? Love yourself. One day you will transition, but you are beautiful no matter what. #RealLiveTransAdult

— Not Dragon Age Sera (@IC_Celestrata) December 31, 2014

As a depressed teen I’d never have guessed that by 30 I’d have a PhD & owe much of my success to my trans experience. #RealLiveTransAdult

— Lal Zimman (@lzimman) December 31, 2014

HOW EVIL IS GOD MADE TO LOOK THROUGH RELIGION – BE GOOD OR YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOR EVER AND EVER…BUT HE LOVES YOU!!

The death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, who was called Joshua by her family, also highlighted the high suicide rate in the transgender community. Advocates say 40 percent of trans youth report attempting to take their life at some point, although data is limited.

“Suicide attempts are higher for trans youth because they face high rates of discrimination, rejection, fear and hatred than other youth,” said David W. Bond, a clinical social worker who is vice president of programs for the suicide-prevention group The Trevor Project. “These youth are trying to understand and build their identities in a world that tells them they are wrong for who they are.”

Suicide letter "Change Society"

Suicide letter “Change Society”

In a posting on her Tumblr account, verified by NBC News, Alcorn said her parents did not accept her identification as a female and she felt shunned by the world at large. “Either I live the rest of my life as a lonely man who wishes he were a woman or I live my life as a lonelier woman who hates herself. There’s no winning. There’s no way out. I’m sad enough already, I don’t need my life to get any worse,” Alcorn wrote. “People say ‘it gets better’ but that isn’t true in my case. It gets worse. Each day I get worse.”

Early Sunday, Alcorn left home in Kings Mills and walked in front of a tractor trailer on Interstate 71. The Warren County coroner is waiting for toxicology results before issuing a cause of death, but lead investigator Doyle Burke told NBC News, “It’s going to be ruled a suicide.”

Alcorn’s parents did not return phone calls Wednesday. A minister at the church where her wake and funeral service will be held said in an email that he could not comment. “Our focus right now is to help a family broken by tragedy to grieve and heal,” Tim Tripp of Northeast Church of Christ said. In the suicide note, Alcorn said she had felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body since she was four but did not learn what transgender was until she was 14. She came out to her parents, who took her to Christian therapists and denied permission for transitioning treatment, she wrote.

A friend who worked with Alcorn at the Kings Island amusement park last summer said she didn’t agree with the parents’ reaction — or the vitriol heaped on them after the note went viral. “They did what they thought was right and it’s very difficult to actually put ourselves in the situation. They lost a child,” said Azalea Laverde, 16. “We need to stop harassing them and focus on bringing awareness and promoting equality to transgenders.”

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People came out and supported #RealLiveTransAdult

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Laverde said she called Alcorn Josh until about a month ago, when she came out as transgender. “I told her, ‘I’m proud of you for telling me, and I support you 100 percent,'” she said. “She never told me how depressed she was.” Alcorn said in her note that she wanted her belongings sold and the money donated to transgender rights and support groups, and she begged for change in the way her community is treated.

“My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year,” she wrote. “I want someone to look at that number and say ‘that’s f—ed up’ and fix it. Fix society. Please.” Bond said he was concerned that the attention Alcorn’s death received could have negative repercussions.

“Many people think it’s going to spread awareness,” he said. “But an enormous challenge is that contagion is very real in suicide. We don’t want to send the message that being trans means being suicidal or that if you take your own life the world will respond to you in this way.”

HELP LINES FOR ANYONE, WORLDWIDE NEEDING HELP #LGBT

He encouraged trans youth considering suicide to call the Trevor Lifeline: USA866-488-7386.

LGBT National Helpcenter USA – http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/

LGBT Helpline Scotland – http://www.lgbt-helpline-scotland.org.uk/

LGBT Cymru (Wales) Helpline & Counselling Service – http://www.lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk/

LGBT Switchboard Northern Ireland– http://www.cara-friend.org.uk/projects/lgbt-switchboard-ni

LGBT Safe Network (England) – http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/Pages/supporting-lgbt-young-people.aspx

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Americans against gay public affection #LGBT


HOW ABOUT BOTH AMERICA?

HOW ABOUT BOTH AMERICA?

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

Time to ‘Live and let Live’ on this planet. Religion in many parts of the World, mostly 3rd World are totally against Gay Marriage. Sadly 1 solitary 1st World country remains 2,000 years behind the rest of the developed World in hatred of Gay people and Gay marriage. I was part of an Edinburgh group that helped the SNP (Scottish National Party) at Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh allow Gay Marriage, I was over the moon at the time. It allows people to be happy, who are we as a species to say who can’t be happy? America, I am sorry, AGAIN, you are on your own on this one. Like the Israel issue, you guys (NOT YOU ALL) give the impression Religion, 2,000 year old books have brain washed many, a large % of Americans to go against ANYTHING #LGBT America, you are a young country, maybe over time you will awaken from your Religious ways and let people live. Be Liberal but not in a political sense, just, if you don’t like, don’t look, because I tell all from the USA, nothing is going to change this. The fact I say ‘THIS’ when I am talking about people, friends I love is wrong. But this is how many define the issue

A majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’re so cool with gays and lesbians displaying affection in public, a study published Thursday suggests.Sociologists at Indiana University asked more than 1,000 people how they might feel about seeing couples hold hands, kissing on the cheek and French kissing in a park.

96% of heterosexual respondents said they were OK with straight couples holding hands in public — but only 62% approved of gay men doing so. 95% approved of men and women kissing on the cheek, but 55% thought likewise if the couple in question were both men. 50%, meanwhile, approved of a straight couple publicly engaging in French kissing — but only 22% thought it was acceptable for a gay lovers to do so.

The level of approval for lesbian couples was a bit higher, at 75% 72% and 26% respectively, but it still lagged behind the level for straight couples. Long Doan, lead author of the study, said the findings revealed ongoing prejudices towards gays and lesbians, despite the big gains they have made in marriage equality. “Gay rights cannot be summarily measured by public approval of same-sex marriage. Attitudes toward same-sex couples are more complex than that,” the doctoral student told AFP by email. “Over 50% of Americans support same-sex marriage,” said Doan, whose research focuses on the ways that emotions can maintain inequality in society.

“This is a remarkable increase in support from where it was several years ago, but what does that mean in terms of American ideals of equality?” One twist surprised Doan and his colleagues: in some cases, gays and lesbians were even less approving of same-sex couples engaging in public displays of affection. For instance, 45% of gay respondents thought it was acceptable for straight couples to French kiss — but only 39%  believed gay men ought to do so as well.

That might be due to fears in the gay community that such behavior might lead to harassment and hate crimes, said Doan, whose study appears in the December issue of the American Sociological Review. Support among Americans for marriage equality has consistently been running at better than 50% in successive Gallup polls since May 2012 to now!

Defining our World for too long

Defining our World for too long

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Brighton UK: Sainsbury’s lesbian couple were told to leave the branch by security guard ‘for kissing’


What if it was a man and woman?

What if it was a man and woman?

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

A “Big Kiss-In” has been held in the Brighton branch of Sainsbury’s after a lesbian couple were threatened with expulsion by a security guard for briefly kissing.

Dozens of people – men and women, including one couple in wedding dress – descended on the store on Wednesday as bemused shoppers looked on. Video footage of the event shown by ITV News showed a number of couples, some in fancy dress, kissing as people held signs with supermarket-style slogans like “Live well for lez”.

Sussex University’s students union said in a tweet: “Thanks to everyone who took part in the #bigkissin. Great to see people in Brighton and beyond showing we like kissing and hate homophobia.” The incident that sparked the protest happened last week when a customer complained about Annabelle Paige, a Sussex University student, and her partner kissing.

Ms Paige told The Times that she had only given her girlfriend a light kiss, but was told by a security guard to stop or leave the store. “I’m so shocked and upset about it. I get that if another customer is uncomfortable that’s a bad thing… but the problem is the other customer was in the wrong and essentially being homophobic. The guard did not seem to understand that, I was absolutely humiliated,” she said shortly after the incident.

Sainsbury’s had this to say:

It is clear that Miss Paige and her partner were not behaving inappropriately and we are very sorry that they were treated in this way. We have called Miss Paige to apologise and will be making a donation to a charity of her choice.

– SAINSBURY’S
Video of the Kiss-In
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What’s the problem?

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Man and a Woman, no big deal here right?

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Woman wore her Wedding Dress, again, man and woman, no issue

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Two Woman, told to leave! Man and Woman not told to leave!

Scotland, where I live allowed Gay Marriage last year

Scotland, where I live allowed Gay Marriage last year